The fund also received donations from TNB board of directors and TNB staff as well as Lembaga Letrik Negara retirees.
More than 80% of the funds were utilised to help the B40 community and orphanages, while the rest were used to aid the frontliners, nursing homes and students stranded at higher education institutions, said Pelitawanis TNB president Datin Seri Aidah Abu.
“The funds were disbursed in the form of daily essential goods and cash to those eligible.
“Part of it was also used to purchase materials to make personal protective equipment sewn by our members for medical personnel on the front line.
“This initiative is helpful for those who have lost their source of income during the pandemic,” said Aidah, who is also the wife of TNB president and chief executive officer Datuk Seri Amir Hamzah Azizan.
Aidah said the Pelitawanis Covid-19 Relief fund was created to complement TNB’s efforts in combating Covid-19 after the positive response from staff to unite with other Malaysians to contribute cash towards the effort.
She added that TNB top management also contributed 50% of their April salaries to the fund that was launched on March 22.